A Checklist for Your Dream Home

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Individual differences always certainly come into play when choosing a choice home. What individuals desire often turns out to be as diverse as human beings themselves. However, two factors are always constant: comfort and aesthetics.

Everyone dreams of a home that meets their aesthetic taste and provides them with the kind of comfort they desire. While a new house may be a good choice, your dream home doesn’t necessarily have to be new. It may be an old house that you can renovate to taste. And neither buying a new house nor renovating an old one has to break the bank.

The key indices you must keep in sight are your needs in a home and the size of your budget. These two go hands in hands and help you draw up a checklist.

If you’re planning for your dream home, below is a checklist of some things you need to factor in. You will find it useful.

Let’s get started.

1. The Exteriors and Interiors:

You can’t miss the façade of a house, so you’d better start with it.  The first parts of the house that a visitor or even an ordinary passer-by notices are the walls and the roof. They conspicuously stand out. So spend on these parts to mould them into your desired shape.

Particularly, you must consider a colour combination that appeals to your sense of sight, so that whenever you approach your home, the first things you see are the exteriors that soothe you.

Then the inner walls and the floors. They are as important as the exteriors. Just like the outside walls, the inner walls should be in your choice texture and colours. And the floors should complement them. Ultimately, the exteriors and the interiors should flow into each other and mingle beautifully.

2. The Living Room and Bedrooms:

Both the living room and the bedrooms are key parts of the home. The one thing they’re in need most are items of furniture. These are the sofas, couches, chairs and tables that make them comfortable and beautiful.

In the bedroom, you need the beds and wardrobes which can all be got cheap and yet be fantastically aesthetic.

The electrical fittings – lamps and switches – can be both fanciful and cheap without any compromise on quality. Just do your research online and you’ll be surprised what you find.

Also within the living room, you may also want to have a fireplace. Though today, this is more of beauty than necessity as heating systems are more desirable and effective.

You may also add a bar area if you so desire. I know you won’t want to overlook any part that may tint your overall target.

Finally, the living room is where entertainment happens, so make plans for that. For instance, if you have kids and teens around, it may be a good idea to provide an array of entertainment options such as good access to digital museum tours, TV shows and video games like Minecraft -- maybe even getting Minecraft server hosting so players can design their own game, invite their friends, and play online.

3. The Bathroom:

The bathroom is indispensable. But you must remember that it’s one of the flash points of accidents in the home, so it’s not just about aesthetics and comfort alone. It’s also about safety.

From the panels for bathroom walls to the floor tiles and other fittings, you just have to go for products that combine beauty with safety and at the same time economical.

The same thing goes for the bathtubs and showerheads. Safety must play a big role in making choices.

A final word of advice, please go for coarse ceramic tiles, they are the best. And luckily they are now abundantly available on the market at very affordable prices.

4. The Kitchen:

The kitchen is another part of the home prone to accidents. So, just like the bathrooms, you want to be sure every fitting, from the stove/cooker to the shelves, is safety compliant. Coarse ceramic tiles are also ideal here.

You will also need other appliances such as a fridge, dishwasher, oven, toaster, microwave, tin cutter etc. The list is inexhaustible.


There may be other parts of the home you may consider necessary on your checklist, you’re at liberty to add them. Just don’t forget that the aforementioned are always top on the list.



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Dorothy Mitchell this is valuable information for Buyers looking to purchase that special home.

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